Portrait of Patsy Cline was a concert featuring the music of the late great Country Music Hall of Famer as interpreted by North Carolina jazz vocalist Laura Martier. Laura and her band,The Tumbling Humble Weeds, will sweep you back in time to the heady often rough and tumble honky-tonk days of the early 1960s.
New for 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk
Laura Martier will again wow audiences in her phenomenal portrayal of Patsy Cline
Make an evening of dinner and the show at the
Hilton Garden Inn
Show dates: Wednesdays
July 2nd – August 13
Curtain: 8 PM
Show only $25 + tax in advance,
$30 + tax at the door
Dinner and Show $50 + tax (advanced sales only)
For ticket information: 252-473-1061 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tumbling Humble Weeds is an accomplished group of professional musicians who are based in Tidewater Virginia and on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When not touring or performing with Elizabeth R & Company productions, such as Portrait of Patsy Cline, each member of the Humble Weeds can be seen pursuing individual musical careers regionally and nationally. Portrait of Patsy Cline a Concert Play in two Acts The Setting:The play is a concert that takes place in a hotel ballroom, where there is a bandstand identified by an electrified proscenium arch and an electric sign that reads, Patsy Cline. A thrust stage fronts the bandstand, andfrom the ceiling, a mirror-ball is suspended.On Stage Right of the thrust, a stool and small table have been placed to provide the singer with an intimate area for performance and refreshment. It is a typical late 1950s and early 1960s venue for the concerts and dances that Patsy Cline headlined.
The Scene & Time:The play takes place on the last day of February 1963, a few days before Patsy Cline’s tragic death on 5 March. The past two years have been a whirlwind for Patsy—giving birth to her son Randy; being in a near-fatal car accident; performing at the Grand Ole Opry; crisscrossing the country on tour and for television appearances; recording and releasing single records & albums. Patsy is on top, but life on the road is beginning to wear on her. The headaches that started after her car accident are getting worse—and more frequent. She is having ominous thoughts about her own mortality, thoughts that have deepened her religious beliefs and made her feel an acute sense of loss for her personal life, many elements of which she had put on hold during her meteoric rise to fame as a country, pop and torch singer. Her children need her, and she wants to be a part of their childhood—but she can never stop singing; she loves it so. What if her life is short; what then? She had almost died in the car crash. While she dresses for this concert, knowing that her worlds are shifting closer to collision, she understands she will have to make some difficult choices in her life. Just this concert, and then a quick trip to Kansas City to appear in a benefit. Then she will be able to take a rest; get some help for the headaches, and put her life in balance. Believing she will find a way to keep the career she adores and build the family life she has always wanted, she smiles with satisfaction. “If only for a little while,” she mutters to herself as she hears her entrance cue; and bounds on stage, ready, as always, to give her fans a stellar performance—this time colored lightly with her own reflections.